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Six Nations Championship 2018

Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.

 

As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.


The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

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Six Nations Championship 2017


Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

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Japanese Food for Dummies

 

1. Make your way over to a quality Japanese restaurant or if you're in London try Kiku.

Kiku restaurant is a contemporary Japanese restaurant on Half Moon Street in Mayfair known across London as one of the most authentic of its kind. The design of the restaurant is minimalist and dignified, a clear reflection of Japanese culture. The rooms are long and narrow, plainly furnished with light wood with rattan screens that stop it being monotonous. As we entered, the staff greeted us with a friendly welcome, allowing us to change our booking and sit at the counter for a unique view of the food preparation.

For the first few visits to Japanese restaurants, it is good to go to the more high end examples as you will be looked after very well and likely to feel comfortable about the experience. Soon you will be a natural. Being more relaxed you will enjoy the atmosphere, the subtlety of the flavours and begin to experiment with the more unusual menu choices for example sea urchin (Japanese word "Uni" pronounced oo-nee).

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Greenray Group Team Event, Edinburgh

St Georges day was spent in a sunny Edinburgh for a large contingent of the Greenray Group and their partners.

We hope you enjoy our short film of the event.

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Close to you - What's it all about?

Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...

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What’s the point of Sports Hospitality anyway?

Let’s be honest about things; when a client or a supplier accepts an invitation to spend the day with you at a major sporting event, they are not coming primarily for the pleasure of your company. That is not to say that they do not enjoy your company, but would they leave their family or their workplace to spend a day with you under different, less entertaining circumstances?

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Royal Ascot - Dress Code


 

So another Royal Ascot comes to an end, and not just any Royal Ascot, but one held in the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen.

 

In many ways, it was arguably the best Royal Ascot ever - not just because of the above, but with the performances of Frankel and Black Caviar, Frankie winning the Gold Cup, and a Royal winner to boot (all of which I am sure you have already witnessed or read about), the racing managed to overshadow the fashion. And it is the latter that I would like to briefly touch upon...

 

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The art of giving back

Is the Art of Giving Back is Good Business Practice... 

Honest and trusting relationships with our clients...
I’m a firm believer in what goes around, comes around. We’ve always tried our best to practise good business karma, and I believe that it has helped us enormously in forging honest and trusting relationships with our clients.

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Wimbledon - Surprise and Certitude

An almost equal measure...

As usual, Wimbledon this year mixed surprises and inevitability in almost equal measure. In the Men’s Championship, Rafa Nadal went out early to the dreadlocked Dustin Brown, although this should not really have been such a shock as Brown had beaten him last year in Germany.

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Royal Ascot - it's horses for courses...

The Fourth Day...

Royal Ascot, Friday 19th June 2015

Friday was the day when Jockey Ryan Moore secured a record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase, beating the existing modern day record of eight winners held by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott.

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Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

 

Upset you missed out on the action this year? Please see our break-down of the hospitality we provide at all six stadia, and consider having the absolute best Six Nations experience next year...

 

The day runs smoothly...
At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly. After you have left, we ensure that nothing has been accidently left behind – if this is the case, we make sure it is returned safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table place cards so you can plan in advance where you would like people to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next. 

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded:

Scotland 27-22 Ireland - Murrayfield, Edinburgh

England 19-16 France - Twickenham, London

Italy 10-63 Ireland - Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Wales 16-21 England - Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Scotland 29-13 Wales - Murrayfield, Edinburgh

England 36-15 Italy - Twickenham, London

Wales 22-9 Ireland - Principality Stadium, Cardiff

England 61-21 Scotland - Twickenham, London

France 20-18 Wales - Stade de France, Paris

Ireland 13-9 England - Aviva Stadium, Dublin

 

Scotland 27-22 Ireland - Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Scotland regained the Centenary Quaich at Murrayfield after having lost to Ireland for four years. This result also meant that Scotland won their opening Six Nations match for the first time since 2006 – subsequently resulting in Ireland’s first opening match defeat since 2012.

Hospitality at Murrayfield
We have a number of options at Murrayfield where you can enjoy varying levels of hospitality. At some matches, like the Calcutta Cup, marquees are erected in the grounds of the stadium. At Murrayfield, we believe its important to be within the grounds of the stadium. We provide private boxes, tables within various suites and, where marquees are in use, we provide tables within those marquees. As with all high demand games the secret is booking early to get the best value at whatever level you may choose to go.

 

England 19-16 France - Twickenham, London
Meaning England won their 15th consecutive match, making this their longest ever winning streak.

Hospitality at Twickenham
At Twickenham, there are a number of different hospitality facilities in and around the stadium. Our various clients seek different things from their day out at Twickenham, so we offer a wide range of experiences. Each and every facility we use is tried and tested and we believe to be the best of its type. After all, we have been doing this for thirty years. At the time of writing, our most popular facility at Twickenham is at Kneller Hall, where the Royal Military School of Music is based. This is also where any visiting dignitaries arrive by helicopter before watching the match at Twickenham. We always have a great atmosphere with rugby celebrities present, including the likes of Martin Johnson, Jonathan Davies, Brian O’driscoll and Sean Fitzpatrick.
The catering is by Michelin star chef, Angela Hartnett.

 

Italy 10-63 Ireland - Olimpico Stadium, Rome
This became Ireland’s biggest ever win in the Six Nations whilst also becoming the first team to earn a try bonus point in the tournament. This match saw Irish player CJ Stander become the first forward to score a hat trick in the Six Nations.

Rugby hospitality in Rome
Whether it’s at the Stadio Flaminio, or the temporarily used Stadio Olimpico, the hospitality at Stadia in Rome is simply fantastic. We offer tables within suites where it is usual that what is offered is an extensive buffet, with many counters serving authentic Italian food, ranging from Chianina beef to lobster salad.

 

Wales 16-21 England - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
We await our correspondences report on this fine occasion - we hope to have something by 12 May 2017.

Hospitality at the Principality Stadium
In Cardiff, we also offer a number of different options for hospitality including private boxes for 12 or 24 within the Principality Stadium, formerly known as the Millennium Stadium. We offer tables within suites both within the stadium and at a number of officially appointed venues dotted around the grounds.

 

Scotland 29-13 Wales - Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Scotland put an end to their nine-match losing streak against Wales by beating them for the first time since 2007. This victory helped them climb from seventh to fifth in the World Rugby Rankings, overtaking both South Africa and Wales.

 

England 36-15 Italy - Twickenham, London
England scored five tries in total, earning them a bonus point in the table. This was also Owen Farrell’s 50th cap.

 

Wales 22-9 Ireland - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
As an Irish supporter, this match was an underwhelming one, however as always, we had great seats so as to catch as much of the limited action as possible.

 

England 61-21 Scotland - Twickenham, London
This was England’s highest score against Scotland, retaining the Calcutta Cup.
Much the same as last year, England claimed the Six Nations title prior to playing their final match, and matched New Zealand’s record of winning 18 consecutive games.

 

France 20-18 Wales - Stade de France, Paris
In one of the longest rugby games on record, the winning points were scored in the 100th minute. This was also France’s first victory over Wales since the 2011 rugby world cup.

Rugby hospitality in Paris
We offer private boxes and tables within suites at the Stade de France. As one would expect, the Parisian cuisine is excellent, with a high standard of silver service provided. We are always fortunate enough to have former and current French rugby internationals in the suites, who offer their predictions and thoughts about the imminent battle on the field.

 

Ireland 13-9 England - Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
Ireland reclaimed the Millennium trophy and ended England’s 18-match winning streak. This was Ireland’s second time doing this in 6 months after having also ended New Zealand’s 18-match winning streak in November 2016. The result of this match also meant Ireland denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown. This was also Eddie Jones’ first ever loss as England coach.

Rugby hospitality in Dublin
There are many options for hospitality at rugby matches in Dublin. Some of the best of these are tables within suites at the Aviva Stadium, or when demand permits, marquees are erected in the grounds of Marian College, where official hospitality is provided.
If you’re looking to go to the Ireland v England match, you’ve really got to consider booking this 12 months or more in advance.

 

 
 Justin (centre) and Robin (right with red tie and cup of tea) at Twickenham at the post match buffet and bar